Short courses will be offered on April 12, 2015, based on interest. Short course proposals are requested on topics relevant to the conference theme. One-page proposals should include title of the course, affiliation and contact information for course instructors and an overview of the learning objectives. The number of courses offered will be restricted. Evaluations of courses will be based on the nature and quality of the proposal and relevance of the topic.
Please send your course proposal by September 30, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals guide for Pre-conference Short Courses
Proposal must include the following:
1. Course Title
Title should not contain any commercial names or abbreviations.
Courses can be one or two days in duration.
3. Technical Background
Describe the importance and relevance of the course topics to the international mining community and/or the specific area. How will the participants benefit from taking this course? How will the acquired knowledge enhance their professional performance? Please mention whether this course has been taught before and if yes, where and how many times.
Who should attend? Describe the target audience. Mention any prerequisites.
5. Learning Outcomes
Include a clear and concise statement of learning outcomes (performance objectives). State goals that participants will be able to achieve at the end of the course.
6. Specific Objectives
Describe course activities and goals for each objective. What specific skills will the participants acquire/develop?
7. Content and Program
Include themes and sessions, indicating the speakers and times for each one. Attach 2-3 photos to your proposal that illustrate the course themes. These photos must have all the necessary permissions and clearance and will be used to prepare course promotional materials.
When drafting the course program, please observe the following time frames.
|10:30-11:00||Coffee break AM|
|15:00-15:30||Coffee break PM|
Describe methodology to be used. How will the material be presented (software simulations, internet, PowerPoint presentations, videoconference, etc.)? Will there be any practical exercises and/or experiments?
9. Course Materials
Participants will receive a course binder with printed PowerPoint presentations in black and white (course notes). Should the instructor authorize the digital recording, organizers will also provide a version in a digital format. Instructors will be asked to submit PowerPoint presentations four weeks prior to the course start date. Supplementary materials such as a reading list and exercise sheets are optional and are entirely at the instructor’s discretion. Please notify us if you intend to include any of these materials in the course binder.
Standard classroom equipment provided by the organizers includes a wireless lapel microphone, laptop computer, data projector, screen, white board (or flip chart) and a set of markers. If you need any additional equipment, please specify your requirements. Will you require any extra facilities (e.g. lab)? What equipment will the students need? Will they be expected to bring their own computers for classroom use? Is there any software that the students will be required to download and install in advance?
11. Instructors’ Biographical Notes
Please provide a brief CV for each instructor, highlighting his/her relevant experience. Please include such information as academic degrees, area(s) of expertise and/or research, any books published, awards received or important projects led and previous courses taught on this or a similar subject. Include a photo to be published on the web site. Please limit CV to 500 words.